Small Block Showcase headlines Armed Forces Night!
Shawn Fleeger ready to capitalize on Big Block experience.
Sarver, PA (May 16, 2012) Fab Four Racing is back in action again this Friday, May 18, but with a little twist as the Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds will be replaced on the card with the Small Block Showcase featuring the 358 Modifieds that call Mercer Raceway Park home on Saturday Nights. While welcomed to compete with the Diehl Mods every Friday night on an amended rules package, the Small Blocks will take center stage this week thanks to Jerry Schaffer of Approved Toilet Rentals. The Small Blocks will be competing under Mercer’s Small Block rules package for $1,000-to-win without having to compete against the extra speed and horsepower of the Big Block Mods.
Mercer stars Frank Guidace and Eric Gabany have been regular competitors in the Diehl Mods this season and will be favorites for a visit to Sheetz Victory Lane. Another favorite will be Shawn Fleeger, he of the Diehl Mod ranks. Shawn’s hard work and the generosity of his crew chief Bob Morgan have allowed him to have both a small block and a big block car. “We lost our big block motor during the 2010 Steel City Stampede, but didn't have the funds to fix it at the time for 2011 so it was more cost effective to build a small block rather than fixing the big block. That was our plan last year to run Lernerville weekly as well as the BRP Tour and occasionally Mercer on Sat. nights. Thanks to Bob and my dad (former Diehl Mods driver Doug Fleeger) we bought a big block from Gene Kirila and a “new to us” chassis from the Halls (driven by Ryan Hall last season) and we’re fortunate enough to have two cars and two motors for 2012.”